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ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. STEVE CORREZ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ– June 2, 2013

ASSOCIATE PASTOR: REV. Adalberto Blanco

Taizé Prayer Service

PASTOR EMERITUS: REV. MSGR. DONAL MULCAHY DEACONS: REV. MR. DAN BOJORQUEZ REV. MR. MIKE BURNS REV. MR. RAUL GONZALEZ REV. MR. DON HUNTLEY REV. MR. PHIL JOERGER REV. MR. ED MILLS REV. MR. CHARLES WESSLER SENIOR DEACONS: REV. MR. RODGER ADAMS REV. MR. JAMES M. FARLEY SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM 5:15 PM (1st Friday) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish Mass) 5:15 PM CONFESSIONS: Monday: 8:30 AM Tuesday: No Confessions Wednesday: 5:30 PM Friday: No Confessions Saturday: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Monday - Saturday before 8AM Mass ROSARY: Monday - Saturday after 8AM Mass EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: WEDNESDAY 9AM UNTIL SUNDAY 9AM IN ST. JULIE’S CHAPEL OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH SCHOOL: 3169 Telegraph Road Mrs. Patricia Groff, Principal School Office: (805) 642-7198

Join us for our Summer Taizé Prayer this Monday See page 8 for details

Jesse Manibusan In Concert at OLA June 11th

See page 6 for details The Mission Statement of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish We, as faithful followers of Jesus Christ, create, nurture, and maintain a community of love through worship, reconciliation, healing, formation, education and service. Through Word and Eucharist, we seek the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit, embracing the love of our Creator in each thought, word, and action. As humble servants of God, we remain faithful to the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, waiting in joyful hope for our Lord’s coming.

3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003 Phone: (805) 642-7966 Fax: (805) 642-7635

www.olaventura.com


Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia ADULT SPIRITUALITY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 ALTAR SERVERS: Deacon Michael & Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext. 145 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 A/V MINISTRY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 BEREAVEMENT: George and Jan Standing-Roberts, 648-1782 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 or bulletin@ola-vta.org BUSINESS MANAGER: Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext. 101 CATHOLIC CHARITIES: 303 N. Ventura Avenue, 643-4694 CATHOLIC DETENTION MINISTRY: Margaret Oberon, 794-0267 CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 642-9998 PeterShuere@yahoo.com COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND: Parish Office, 642-7966 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 Adult: Dn. Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 Defenders of Life: Anna, 218-3093 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Vincent Dominguez, 642-7966 ext. 122 END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Deacon Don Huntley, 642-7966 ext. 123 ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Ana Miller, 659-5547 EVENT COORDINATOR: Diane Frantela 642-7966 ext. 133 Faith Community Health Ministry: 642-7966 ext. 154 FAMILIES OF NAZARETH: Phyllis Crews, 643-5361 FAMILY TO FAMILY: Mary Braitman, 647-5278 Albert & Janet Karian, 644-0660 FINANCE COUNCIL: Mike Coulson 642-7966 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext. 118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, rowins-1@lafn.org HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal, jd347@yahoo.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Zach Eckert, 642-7966 ext. 125 MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Contact the Parish office, 642-7966 MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 M.O.M.S. MORNINGS: Jamie Kuske, 351-5327 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Aaron and Lee Ann Sanchez, 650-6734 NURSERY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Dan McGrath, irishdanman@hotmail.com Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, taltorre@clinicas.org PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967, Gusatjed@hotmail.com RCIA: Deacon Don Huntley 642-7966 ext. 123 or RCIA@ola-vta.org RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 RESPECT LIFE: Patty Berry, 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com Dea Boehme, dea.boehme@att.net RETROUVAILLE REDISCOVERY: Paul & Marisa Montgomery, 642-4023 RIDES TO MASS: John Stebbins, 644-4674 ROSARY MAKERS: Aurora Gonzales, 654-0316 SACRISTANS: Deacon Phil and Mari Joerger, 642-7966 ext. 148 SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN: Dea Boehme 642-7966 OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: 642-4104 SECULAR FRANCISCAN: Pauline Riendeau, 339-9446 SPANISH BAPTISM PREP. Deacon Raul Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL: 3167 Telegraph Road Mr. Marc Groff, Principal. School Office: 648-6836 STEWARDSHIP: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 SUNDAY SCHOOL: Jenny Elliott at 642-7966 ext. 124 , SundaySchool@ola-vta.org USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist 213-637-7650, sdhealy@la-archdiocese.org VOCATIONS: Father Steven Correz, 642-7966 ext. 106 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 or ddevillers@ola-vta.org WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 128 or sholaway@yahoo.com WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kati Escallier, KEscallier@ola-vta.org or 642-7966 ext. 142 YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Sarah Kern at ca_girl_87@hotmail.com.

HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149

INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Phil Joerger, 642-7966 ext.148 Spanish: Deacon Raul Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 LECTORS: Deacon Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 LIVING MATRIMONY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 MEN’S MINISTRY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114

YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Maria Fielding 256-7570

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Calendar of Upcoming Events Date

Event

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June 3

Taize Prayer Service

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June 7

First Friday Mass

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June 11

Jesse Manibusan Concert

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June 14

Parish Appreciation Dinner

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Parish News Year of Faith Weekly Prayer Prayer for Priestly Vocations

WELCOME! If you are visiting or are joining us for the first time, we are glad you came! All are welcome at OLA and received with love. If you are ready to join our parish, we encourage you to fill out the Registration Form and bring it to the Parish Office. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or on the church website www.olaventura.com

Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood. Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son. Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people. We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.

If you have any questions, please come by the Parish Office, the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday, or call us at 642-7966

Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours

Amen

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Mass Intentions Monday, June 03 6:30 Edward Skowron (L) 8:00 Bud Needham (D)

Weekly Offerings Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013, our parish budget calls for $22,474.62 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, May 19, 2013 is $18,378.25. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility. There are many ways to contribute; credit card and automatic debit are available. For more information please contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

Tuesday, June 04 6:30 Michael Bolisay (L) 8:00 Gerry Weiss (D) Wednesday, June 05 6:30 Maria Martinez (L) 8:00 Elizabeth Conliffe (D) Thursday, June 06 6:30 Teresita Bolisay (L) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) Friday, June 07 6:30 Ronald & Eileen Welch (L) 8:00 Francis Palmer (D) & Maria Agostini (L) 5:15 Mass for the Unborn

Bulletin Deadline June 16 bulletin—due by June 7

Saturday, June 08 8:00 Mary McCulloch (D) 5:15 Rod Brown Family (D) & Asuncion Taleon (D)

Please send all bulletin submissions to bulletin@ola-vta.org or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at http://olaventura.com/bulletin_form.html

Pulpit Announcement Deadline June 9 Masses—Due by June 6 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to schedule@ola-vta.org

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Sunday, June 09 8:00 Clifford Pruitt (D) & George Thomas (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 C.M. Martini (D) & Dr. George Nicastro (L) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Alfred Garcia (D)


The Pastoral Letter

Education

“This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

REP Fundraiser Monday, June 3rd at Presto Pasta. Please pick up a flyer at the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday to take when purchasing your meal at Presto Pasta on June 3rd. 20% will be donated to our Religious Education Program.

Today we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. As Catholics there is perhaps no more central of a mystery of our Catholic Faith than in the belief of this truth of our Catholic Faith. For as Catholics we don’t just simply think that it is bread and wine that represents our Lord Jesus, but rather that it is really His Body and Blood that are actually transformed by Him in the sacrament of the Eucharist. I must admit whenever I think of this special feast I once again draw on the memory of an experience that I had heard about in the Seminary that involved a friend of mine, a Seminarian by the name of Tuan. When I was in my third year of Theology, Tuan was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was cancerous. Immediately being operated on, he sat out the rest of the school year recovering. In my last year of the Seminary, I was voted to be the Student Body President of the School. Needing to select a secretary I asked Tuan who had come back to the Seminary in order to continue his studies for the Priesthood. At first I was happy to see Tuan able to assist me in the duties of this new role. However, his ability to take notes at meetings soon became very noticeable. One day while he was playing in a soccer game, even though the ball was stationary on the ground, he missed it completely when he tried to kick it, causing everyone to realize that something was once again wrong with his health. Tuan eventually went back to the doctor and it was discovered that his brain tumor had grown worse than the initial one. He was given only a few months to live. After his health became worse, he was sent to the hospital where his family prepared for him to die. He eventually went into a coma, not receptive to any of his family members’ presence. His uncle who was a priest came to give him his Viaticum (food for the journey), a special communion that is often acknowledged as the individual’s last. However, because of his coma, he was unable to receive our Lord. His uncle not wanting to give up hope on Tuan decided to leave him in the presence of the Lord, making the family promise that they would not let anything happen to the Eucharist while Tuan was in their presence. Eventually, the family was told that Tuan would not recover, and that the only thing that was really preventing him from dying was that the family needed to give him permission to die, and say their goodbyes. One by one, each of the family members entered and said their tearful goodbyes, until at last his brother came in. Seeing Tuan in the presence of our Lord, he placed the Host into Tuan’s hand and whispered that our Lord was in his hands, despite the fact that Tuan had shown no signs of life for a week being in a coma, his hand suddenly clutched around the Host miraculously. Tuan held our Lord in his hand until he died, because he recognized who was in his hand. Can you imagine a man who had been in a coma, and who was dying knew exactly who was in his hands? How much more special is it for us to not only hold our Lord in our own hands, but to receive Him and be transformed by Him being fully aware of it? Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz

The EDGE-Junior High Ministry Summer Camp

EDGE Summer Camp will be Friday June 7th-Sunday June 9th, at Forest Home Ojai Valley Camp in Oak View. The cost is $145 per student. Weekend includes swimming, hiking, human foosball, great food, friends, and growing in faith! Students can be registered at the main office with a deposit of $50 to hold a spot. Questions—Contact Zach at 642-7966 ext. 125

Life Teen Youth Ministry Service

Join us the 1st Monday of the month to make lunches for the homeless, 7-8pm in the Parish Center Kitchen.

BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm College Fellowship Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 in the Youth Room. All are welcome. Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or see the website at www.olaventura.com

Car Wash Fundraiser to support Youth Summer Trips is next Saturday, June 8 from 9am-4pm Donations will be gladly accepted

OLA School Fundraiser OLA School will be hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Mulcahy Center. Buy-in donation is $75.00. Cash, checks (payable to OLA School) or credit cards accepted. Event check-in at 5:00 p.m. Cards in the air at 6:00 p.m. Additional buy-ins, food and beverages (no host bar) will be available. Try your luck at the poker table and support OLA School! Grand prize winner will earn an entry in to a satellite tournament for a guaranteed $500,000 poker tournament. For more information, call OLA School at 642-7198 or email olaschooldevelopment@gmail.com. - 4-


Safe Environment Did You Know? Summer Safety Tips: Questions You Need to Ask Your Child. Summer brings a whole range of issues that affect your ability to protect your children from sexual abuse. The core best practice rule for child safety is to have as much information as possible and replace blind trust with knowledge and healthy suspicion. That means asking questions: Where are you going? What will you do while you are there?, Who will be with you?, When will you return?, Which adults will be present? Then evaluate the situation and determine if it is safe for your child to participate. And, don’t be afraid to say “No” when it is not! For more information about “Summer Safety Tips” please contact the Office of Safeguard the Children email: jvienna@la-archdiocese.org

Fingerprinting Schedule St. Peter Claver 2389 Stow St. Simi Valley

Saturday, June 22 10:00pm-1:40 & 3:20-5:20pm For appointment call 526-0680

Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary .

Safeguard The Children The establishment of the Office of Safeguard the Children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the formation of Safeguard the Children Parish Committees in the parishes were mandated by Cardinal Roger Mahony in 2002. The Office of Safeguard the Children assists these permanent Parish Committees in implementing child sexual abuse prevention education, Safe Environment policies, procedures and resources. http://www.archdiocese.la/protecting/ for more information.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Parish Appreciation Dinner If you are a volunteer in any capacity at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, you and a guest are cordially invited to our Annual Parish Appreciation Dinner Friday, June 14, 2013 Saint Bonaventure High School Athletic Center 5:30pm Cocktails and Conversation 6:00 Tri-Tip Dinner, Raffle and Entertainment by the RJ Root Quartet Please RSVP to Diane Frantela at schedule@ola-vta.org. Please include the first and last names of each person who will be attending.

St. Vincent de Paul OLA Conference Bundle Sunday The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store truck will be at our parish on Sunday, June 23rd from 92:00. Please start saving your gently used items (clothing, small appliances) to donate on that day. Thank you!

Prayer Shawl Ministry Explore knitting or crocheting as a prayer experience! Devotions and instruction is provided at each meeting. Donations of yarn, knitting and crochet supplies are welcomed and appreciated. Our next meeting is on Saturday, June 8th Thank you all who have donated yarn and supplies. They are very much appreciated.

VIRTUS-Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification Program

Please call Jan Parrone at 658-1904 for further information. Or visit www.shawlministry.com

Thursday, June 13, 2013 6 – 7:30 pm 8th Grade Classroom, Our Lady of the Assumption School This recertification program is required for those whose initial VIRTUS training was in 2009 or earlier and have not attended a training session since. The program covers the requirements for an effective prevention program and shows specific examples of the use of these best practices to prevent child sexual abuse. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260.

To request a shawl for someone in need of prayers, comfort, or in celebration of a birth, please contact David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext.109 or ddevillers@ola-vta.org

Happy Anniversary! Bob & Lupe Kunes

50 Years on June 8

Jim & Donna Tucker

49 Years on May 30 Mike & Susan Marquez

40 Years on May 26 To list your anniversary, please email bulletin@ola-vta.org by the Friday of the week before you wish it published. - 5-

CUB SCOUTS Congratulations to the Cub Scouts from Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cub Scout Pack #3192 who earned their Religious Emblem awards. The Light of Christ award helps first through second grade boys develop a personal relationship with Jesus by becoming a real person and a friend to them. Those earning the award are: Nathan Buehner, Daniel Kovalski, Thomas McReynolds. The Parvuli Dei award helps third through fifth grade Cub Scouts become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives... in the home, parish, community and Scouting. Jacob Murphy has earned the award.


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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Support Groups at OLA Church

Book & Media Collection and Sale

DivorceCare Support Group: The DivorceCare support group is open to all men and women who are divorced or separated. Whether your loss is recent or many years old, we encourage you to join us for support and to work through issues such as; anger, loneliness, single parenting and moving on. We meet in the San Miguel Room, Parish Center, 6:30 - 8pm. Next Meetings: June 3 & 17

The sale will take place on June 22nd and 23rd. Books and tapes and CDs of all kinds (in good condition) are now being collected for the annual sale. Please bring in any items you have to donate by June 10th to the vestibule of the church. Thank you, Book Sale Committee

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group: This group is open to any adult who has lost a loved one through death, whether your loss is recent or many years old. We invite you to join us to find support and help in working through the grief process and transforming the pain into healing. We meet in the Parish HOUSE (21 N. Dunning St.) from 6:30 to 8pm. Next Meetings: June 4 & 18

Wednesday, June 5th at 11:30 am in the Santa Cruz Room. Classics will feast on Joe Caruso's famous cooking and Deacon Ed Mills will feed our minds with the background and the backstory behind Blessed Pope Pius XII. Tickets are $15.00 and seating is extremely limited. RSVP to Mary Kielas 650-7870.

Cancer Support Group: Are you a cancer survivor or a caregiver? Do you need to lighten the burden a little? Come to the Cancer Support Group meetings and receive a boost to keep you going. We share feelings and concerns related to living with cancer and being a caregiver for someone with cancer. Most of all we share how the journey has strengthened our relationship with God. We hope you will join us to find a community that supports and walks with you on this journey. The group meets once a month on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. The meetings are held in the Parish House located at 21 North Dunning Street (Please enter through the back or side gate not the front door). Next Meeting: June 19 These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Veronica254@sbcglobal.net or 665-7511

Hermits of St. Giles Greetings to You, The Scriptures teach us that our worth comes from "who we are" and not "what we are". Our very being is of itself the worth that is created in the image and likeness of God. What a gift each individual person is, lovingly and beautifully created. Each of us shinning like the very stars of Heaven. Embrace these truths deep in your heart. There will always be others who want to put you down or make you feel lesser than you truly are. Do not let them. Walk tall as a wonderful child of God allowing love to flow through you. This will bring healing to our world. And God willing will bring peace to the hearts of others. Have a most blessed week. Pax et Bonum B.Mark Hermits of St. Giles The Hermits of St. Giles is a lay association of disabled men and women who are homebound because of chronic illness and disability. Their ministry to the church is to offer their sufferings for all through prayer. -7-

OLA Classics

Together in Mission Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Annual Catholic Appeal “Together in Mission”« 2013 Annual Appeal – Together in Mission Parish Goal: $ 128,991.70 Amount Pledged: $ 104,894.00 Amount Paid: $ 69,919.00 Balance: $ 59,072.70 It’s not too late to participate in this important campaign. Pledge envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the church and in the rectory office. Thank you for your consideration, Lauren Burns, Business Manager

Men’s Ministry The end of The Year BBQ is this Tuesday, June 4 at 6:15pm in Mulcahy Center. Speaker: Former St. Bonaventure Coach, Jon Mack Topic: Following Christ $7 with Bulletin, $8 without. Includes Drinks & BBQ

First Friday Mass First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart. Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as given to St. Margaret by Jesus, began to grow in popularity as soon as the saintly woman had died, but was officially recognized 75 years later. Though the devotion dictated to Margaret referred to 9 consecutive first Fridays, it does not need to end there. Many of the Catholic faithful continue to make the First Friday devotion beyond the nine consecutive months. We invite everyone to participate in this special devotion by attending one of the 3 First Friday Masses offered here at OLA, 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. There is a small reception after the 8:00 a.m. mass in the Santa Cruz Room.


Respect Life Ministry THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH As a Church, we have many opportunities through our ministries to show respect for life. Please choose an area from the following list that you feel called to. Contact the person listed for that ministry and volunteer. You are wanted and needed. For the Pre Born Defenders of Life: Anna 218-3093 Area Coordinator Carol 647-5345 OLA Scribe Life Centers of Ventura County: 600 N. A Street, Oxnard Lisa Gelinas at 805-486-2721 Denise McElvogue, Nurse Mgr. 698-9315 Tender Life Maternity Home: Karen 653-7474 Respect Life Parish Coordinator: Patty 642-4928 Ventura County Pregnancy Center: 648-3301 For Families: Faith Community Health Ministry 642-7966 x154 Nurses provide information and assistance. Living Matrimony: Patrick 642-7966 x114 Natural Family Planning: Aaron & Lee Ann 650-6734 Families of Nazareth Movement: Phyllis 643-5361 Family to Family: Mary 647-5278 and Albert & Janet 644-0660 For Those in Need Juvenile Detention Ministry: Margaret 794-0267 Visits the jail for juveniles. Many Meals: David DeVillers 642-7966 x109 Serves those in need. OASIS Catholic Charities: Anita 987-2083 x 103 Assists the frail and the elderly. Catholic Charities Office: 643-4694 Various needs. Holiday Food Baskets: Jerry jd347@yahoo.com For those in need at holiday times. St. Vincent de Paul: Dennis 642-4104 Assists those in need St. Joseph’s Pantry: Mary Ann 644-2160 Helps the poor with groceries. Victims Assistance: Suzanne Healy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (213) 637-7650 For the Sick and Dying Communion to the Homebound: Parish Office 642-7966 End of Life Ministry: Mary Ellen 643-5262 Bereavement: George & Jan 648-1782 Prayer Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood: Anna 218-3093 Eucharistic Adoration at St. Julies Chapel Elizabeth 644-8395 and Mary Ann 644-2160 Respect Life Mass: Every month 1st Fri. 5:15pm Prayer Chain: Juanita 644-5967 Gusatjed@hotmail.com

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Beyond the Choir Loft Spotlight Showcase – OLA School Choir We are so blessed to have such a great group of music ministers in our parish, but what we often don’t see is the great group of children music ministers we have at our elementary school! Our children’s choir at OLA School provides music for their monthly all-school masses. All 30 members range between 5th – 8th graders and do a variety of tasks, from singing to playing guitar and violin to even helping with the audio and microphone set-up! Our OLA School Choir auditioned and was selected to participate in a Disney Performing Arts workshop at Disneyland next week! The Soundtrack Vocal Session will teach the choir proper singing technique and music reading all in a professional recording session atmosphere. The choir will then get to sing and record various songs from original Disney films! We are blessed to have this choir in our elementary school that ministers to their classmates at mass every month! We are also looking forward to an exciting summer of music, with the Jesse Manibusan concert, Taizé Prayer (see below for more on this) and the upcoming Coffeehouse Nights. Please join us for an event-filled summer!

What is Taizé Prayer? Taizé is a little village in the south of Burgundy, France. In this village, over 60 years ago, Brother Roger founded a community devoted to prayer and living a parable of reconciliation within the church and the human family. The community is made up of brothers from all the continents and major denominations who gather together three times a day, seven days a week throughout the year to pray. Taizé is open to everyone of every faith, and is attended by roughly 7000 people weekly, most of those people being college-age and young adults. The distinguishing marks of Taizé prayer is the repetition and silence within the service. The repetition comes in the form of simple musical lines and core biblical text that can be sung by a whole assembly of various nationalities, languages, and denominations. Through the music, we immerse ourselves in the simple but profound melodies and let itself be carried by this sung prayer. Silence takes place throughout, allowing us to listen to God and letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us. Towards the end of the service, there is time for reflection and veneration at the cross.

"I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 3rd for our He will not ask, "How many good things have you done in Taizé service beginning at 7:00pm in the church. This is a your life?" rather He will ask, "How much love did you put wonderful and reflective way to begin summer! into what you did"? ~ Mother Theresa - 8-


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

“Este es mi cuerpo que será entregado por ustedes«hagan esto en memoria mía. Del mismo modo tomo el cáliz diciendo ‘Esta es mi sangre, sangre de la alianza nueva, hagan esto en memoria mía’”

Families of Nazareth Movement Families of Nazareth Movement (FNM) consists of parish based faith-sharing groups whose emphasis is on helping Catholics live out their call to holiness in the midst of the very real challenges of family life today. Tuesday morning group meets @ 9:30 am at the Parish House. Contact Lyla Alexander at 644-5795 for info. Wednesday evening group is @ 7:30 pm in the San Miguel Room at the Parish Center. Contact Phyllis Crews at 805-643-5361 for more info.

Hoy celebramos la fiesta del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Nuestro Señor Jesús en la Eucaristía. Como católicos este misterio es quizás el más central de nuestra fe. Como Católicos no simplemente creemos que el pan y el vino representan a nuestro Señor Jesús, sino que verdaderamente son Su Cuerpo y Sangre, verdaderamente transformados por El en el sacramento de la Eucaristía. Debo admitir que cuando pienso en esta fiesta tan especial recuerdo una anécdota de cuando estuve en el seminario relacionada con un amigo mío, un seminarista por nombre Tuan. En el tercer año de Teología, Tuan fue diagnosticado con un tumor canceroso en el cerebro. Teniendo que ser operado inmediatamente, perdió el resto del año escolar mientras se recuperaba. En mi último año en el seminario, me eligieron como Presidente de Seminaristas en la escuela. Elegí a Tuan como secretario ya que él tenía que regresar al seminario para poder continuar sus estudios para el sacerdocio. Al principio estaba contento de ver que Tuan me podía ayudar con mis obligaciones en mi nuevo papel. Pero, pronto note su falta de habilidad de tomar notas durante las juntas. Un día durante un juego de soccer, aunque la pelota estaba parada, Tuan no pudo patearla, y todos pensamos que una vez más había problemas con su salud. Cuando Tuan regreso al doctor descubrieron que el tumor había crecido y que estaba peor que la primera vez. Le dieron solo meses para vivir. Cuando empezó a empeorar su salud, lo mandaron al hospital y su familia se preparaba para su muerte. Con el tiempo entro en coma y no respondía a la presencia de sus familiares. Su tío quien era sacerdote lo visito y para darle Viaticum (alimento para la jornada), una comunión especial que se reconoce como quizás la última para la persona. Sin embargo, por su coma, no pudo recibir a nuestro Señor. Su tío no quiso perder la esperanza en Tuan y decidió dejarle la presencia del Señor, pidiéndole a la familia que prometieran que no permitirían que nada le pasara a la Eucaristía mientras estaban con Tuan. El personal médico le aviso a la familia que Tuan no se recuperaría y que lo único que lo prevenía de morir era que la familia aún no se resignaba a despedirse de él y permitirle que muriera. Uno por uno, cada miembro de la familia entraron a despedirse entre lágrimas, finalmente entro su hermano. Al ver a Tuan en la presencia de nuestro Señor, puso la Santa Hostia en la mano de Tuan y le dijo al oído que nuestro Señor estaba en su mano, aunque Tuan no demostraba señas de vida por casi una semana, su mano repentinamente se cerró milagrosamente agarrando la Santa Hostia. Tuan mantuvo así a nuestro Señor hasta que murió, porque reconoció quien estaba en su mano. ¿Puede imaginarse que un hombre en coma, agonizante, supo exactamente quien estaba en su mano? ¿Qué tan especial es para nosotros no solo tenerlo en nuestras manos, sino recibirlo y ser transformados por El, reconociendo su presencia? Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga, Padre Steve Correz

You may seek additional information at: http://www.familiesofnazareth.us/

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel

Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Wednesdays 5-6pm Thursdays 1-2pm Fridays mornings midnight –1am We REALLY need substitute adorers! If you are able to commit to one of these, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395 EUCHARISITIC ADORATION SUMMIT will be held Sunday, June 2nd (solemnity of Corpus Christi) at St. Julie Billiart Church, 2495 Borchard, Newberry Park at 7pm. Join us for an evening of reflection, including remarks about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration from local priests in the Conejo Valley. Small reception will follow.

Jobs...One Person at a Time Hello, my name is Bridget Ryan. I am a parishioner of OLA and my daughter attends OLA school. I am seeking a full time position as a legal assistant or entry level paralegal. I have an ABA approved paralegal certificate as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Prior to pursuing the legal field, I was a licensed real estate assistant for over 11 years. I am an honest, dependable and intelligent employee, ready for immediate hire. Please call me at 818-292-4046 or email at bridgetryan72@yahoo.com Thank you, Bridget Ryan

Job Opportunity The Gift Shop at the San Buenaventura Mission is looking for a new manager after the retirement of their longtime manager this fall. This is a great opportunity for an enjoyable and meaningful career for someone with retail sales management experience. The Gift Shop, Museum and Tours generate more than $300,000 a year in sales. If you are Catholic, bi-lingual and interested in the job (or know someone who’d be a good candidate), please contact Father Tom at telewaut@sanbuenaventuramission.org or 643-4318. More details on the Mission website.

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Ministerio Hispano Convalidación ¿Por qué casarse por la Iglesia?

Oración para el Año de Fe Oración por las Vocaciones Sacerdotales

Padre, en cada generación le provees a Tú Iglesia miEl matrimonio no es una institución puramente humana, sino nistros de Cristo. Te pedimos que llames a más homque obedece al plan creador de Dios: "El mismo Dios es el bres para el servicio ministerial del sacerdocio en nuesautor del matrimonio" (GS, 48). Dios ha creado al hombre y a la mujer, y los ha llamado al amor; de tal modo que "el amor tra Arquidiócesis. Danos sacerdotes que sean líderes y mutuo entre ellos se convierte en imagen del amor absoluto e guías de tu santo pueblo, unido por la Palabra y el Saindefectible con que Dios ama al hombre"(CIC, 1604). Por su cramento. Bendícenos con las vocaciones sacerdotales propia naturaleza, el matrimonio está provisto de leyes y para que sigamos siendo una Iglesia verdaderamente características propias: exige la unidad y la indisolubilidad; la Eucarística, fortalécenos para ser discípulos de Jesufidelidad inviolable y la apertura a la fecundidad. Jesucristo no cristo, tu único Hijo. Te pedimos que alla hombres que ha instituido un "matrimonio nuevo", sino que ha elevado a la sean generosos en su servicio, dispuestos a ofrecer sus dignidad de sacramento el matrimonio entre bautizados. Es vidas y todos sus dones por la gloria y por el bien de tu signo eficaz de la alianza de Cristo y de la Iglesia (Efesios 5, pueblo. Hacemos esta oración en la presencia y el po31-32). Es signo y comunicación de la gracia y, por conder del Espíritu Santo, por Cristo nuestro Señor. siguiente, es un verdadero sacramento de la Nueva Alianza: "Da a los esposos la gracia de amarse con el amor con que Amen Cristo amó a su Iglesia; la gracia del sacramento perfecciona así el amor humano de los esposos, reafirma su unidad inGrupo de Oración de la Divina Misericordia disoluble y los santifica en el camino de la vida eterna" (CIC, Están invitados a este grupo de oración. Las reuniones 1661). El hecho de que Jesucristo no instituyese como sacrason el primero y tercer lunes del mes. Nos reunimos en mento una realidad nueva, sino el matrimonio tal como había la Capilla Santa Julia a las 7pm. Este grupo de oración salido de las manos de Dios en la creación, tiene una conabre las puertas a todas aquellas personas interesadas secuencia de gran importancia: "No puede haber contrato maten acercarse a Dios y gozar de las promesas del Señor a rimonial válido que no sea por eso mismo sacraSor Faustina con el rezo de la coronilla de la Divina Misemento" (Código de Derecho canónico, canon 1055, & 2). No se ricordia. Para mas información comuníquese con el puede separar la realidad "natural" del contrato y la realidad "sobrenatural" del sacramento significante de la gracia. La diacono Raúl al (805) 642-7966 ext. 149 sacramentalidad no es un añadido, no es un adorno, sino que pertenece a la misma raíz del matrimonio. El matrimonio válido es un sacramento y a la Iglesia le corresponde, cuando se trata del matrimonio entre católicos, aprobar lo que se re2013 Catholic Family Conference quiere para su validez y para su celebración lícita, motivada Join the 2013 Catholic Family Conference being held on por la seriedad del matrimonio. La Iglesia quiere velar para Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 at the Ontario Convention que el matrimonio de un católico se ajuste a la disciplina ecleCenter in Ontario, California. Admission is free! siástica y, por consiguiente, al derecho divino. Hasta aquí You will experience reverent liturgy, an outstanding selechemos hecho, básicamente, tres afirmaciones: El matrimonio es obra del Creador y, por su propia naturaleza, tiene unas tion of vendors and an impressive lineup of today’s most leyes; el matrimonio válido entre bautizados es sacramento; y inspiring Catholic speakers. Special programs for Adults, la Iglesia establece, para los católicos, cuál ha de ser la forma Teens and an area for Child Care, Mass, Confession, válida para contraer matrimonio. ¿Qué sucede entonces Benediction and Adoration. ONLINE REGISTRATION cuando un católico obligado a contraer matrimonio según la highly suggested at: www.catholicrc.org forma canónica descrita contrae sólo matrimonio civil? Pues lo que sucede es que no contrae matrimonio. No se trata sólo de Five Day Retreat: Santa Barbara Mission que no reciba el sacramento del matrimonio, sino de que no Sunday through Thursday, July 15-19 contrae válidamente matrimonio; pues, para un bautizado, es Communion of Life with Christ the Redeemer through imposible contraer un matrimonio que no sea sacramental. El Mary hosted by Families of Nazareth Movement for Adults hecho de que Cristo haya elevado a la dignidad de sacramento la realidad natural del matrimonio acarrea también unas conDiscover how the greatest saint, Our Blessed secuencias a la hora de admitir a los novios a la celebración Mother, brings us ever closer to her Son. del matrimonio canónico. No se les exige, para contraer matriRegistration form and additional retreat locations for monio, que sean unos católicos perfectos ni que vivan en families at: www.familiesofnazareth.us plena armonía con su fe. Un católico debe esforzarse por ser Questions: Phyllis Crews at 805-643-5361 santo, por el hecho de ser católico. En conclusión, podemos decir que la doctrina católica sobre el matrimonio posee una Santa Clara HS Needs Host Families gran profundidad. Dos son las preocupaciones fundamentales de la Iglesia: no apartarse del plan de Dios sobre el matrimonio Santa Clara High School needs host families for interna- que Cristo ha elevado a la dignidad de sacramento - y no tional students. Participating families receive $900 per perjudicar a los contrayentes, falsificando la verdad del amor month for 10 months. If you live within 30 minutes of conyugal. Para la Iglesia, el camino de la fidelidad a Dios es el school, then you are eligible to apply. camino adecuado para asegurar la felicidad del hombre. Si If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to está viviendo en unión libre o solo está casado al civil y desea make a difference in a young person’s life then, visit us información sobre el proceso de convalidación (casarse por la online at www.gphomestay.com or request an appliIglesia) por favor comuníquese con el Diácono Raúl González cation from info@gphomestay.com. al 642-7966 ext. 149 para hacer una cita. - 10 -

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6-2-13 Bulletin  

Weekly Bulletin for Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura, CA